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Treo Software Roundup - v011309

Fri Feb 13, 2009 - 11:58 AM EST - By Neal Martin

Palm OS

New for Palm OS this week we have Trivia Machine, SelectCam Buddha Machine, Little Sailor and Table Cards! Checking the updated software, we find Pocket Tunes Deluxe, Card Reader, Finance Genius and DVD Catalyst! Over at the Pocket PC/Windows Mobile new software section we have MobileWrite For Pocket PC, MobileController Standard Edition, Panoramic Calc Pro Lite and Charge Anywhere. As for udpated apps for Pocket PC/Windows Mobile, we have phoneAlarm, Pocket Tunes Deluxe for Windows Mobile and Spb Wallet.

Palm OS New:

Trivia Machine v1.06

Hey, are you like me and LOVE trivia games?? Then you should check this one out!

Try the challenging world-top game Trivia Machine, by Absolutist Ltd., which is now on your Palm! The game brings you all the fun of a game show and the challenge of more than 7,000 trivia questions in nine categories: movies, science, music, literature, geography, and more! But that's not all, because you can download NEW questions from the Internet -- you may never see the same question twice! Rack up the points as you answer questions to move on to the next round.


  • Try the challenging world-top game Trivia Machine now on your Palm. The game brings you all the fun of a game show and the challenge of more than 7,000 trivia questions in nine categories: movies, science, music, literature, geography, and more! But that's not all, because you can download new questions from the Internet -- you may never see the same question twice! Rack up the points as you answer questions to move on to the next round.

Minimum Requirements:

  • HiRes/OS 5

Our family has always loved the many variants of Trivial Pursuit! I can recall many, MANY hours of family fun sitting around the Trivial Pursuit board and teasing my brother and sisters, as well as my parents, when they were trying to come up with an answer to a rather tough question! This game goes one further and gives you the ability to download new questions from the Internet! Even though Trivial Pursuit can be rather hard, it's not as much fun when you get a series of questions you've had before and the answers come so much easier. Check it out!

Get it here for $19.95!!

Table Cards v3.0

Table Cards, by Handcase, is a collection of eleven card games. The games include Patience, Aces, Golf, Vegas, Canfield, Yukon, Eight Off, Freecell, Tabby Cat, Wish, and Spiderette!


  • Eleven games: Patience, Aces, Golf, Vegas, Canfield, Yukon, Eight Off, Freecell, Tabby Cat, Wish and Spiderette

I love playing card games! And, why not have more than just the usual one or two card games that ship with your Palm device? Having 11 games to choose from makes filling some time (should you have any) much easier! There looks to be a good mix of game types and I'm guessing you could fine SOMETHING to waste your time, LoL!

Get it here for $11.00, which is exactly $1.00 per game!!

SelectCam Buddha Machine v1.0.0

SelectCam Buddha Machine, by P. Douglas Reeder, plays ambient sound loops. You may play more than one loop at a time.


  • Rainstorm Essay
  • Minimalist
  • Chant for Unprepared Piano
  • Swell 2

Minimum Requirements:

  • Palm OS 5.1

This is one I'm definitely going to get for my wife, who LOVES ambient music! Best of all, it's FREE! So, if any of you out there like ambient music, like my wife does, be sure to pick this one up!

Get it here for FREE!

Little Sailor: sailing, surfing and motorboat simulator v1.1

Little Sailor, by Maciej Komosinski, is a sailing, surfing and motorboat simulator for mobile devices. Take Little Sailor with you and learn basics of sailing anywhere! See how wind force affects the sail and test your skills against AI opponents in a yacht race. Learn how to trim the sails to make the most use of wind energy. Discover when there is a risk of capsizing. Practice sailing downwind and upwind, tacking and gybing.


  • realistic simulation of sailboat and motorboat
  • six AI opponents, from newbies to experienced sailors
  • generator of new tracks
  • adjustable weather conditions (wind strength, direction and variation)
  • shoals and dangerous areas
  • textual and graphical race summary
  • control by keyboard or touch
  • all scores (run lengths, times, speed, penalties, motor usage) are saved for future reference and comparison
  • miscellaneous speed units (knots, m/s, km/h, mph) and distance units (meters, feet, yards)
  • target hint to help beginners
  • real wind and telltale indicators
  • full-screen animated apparent wind display
  • speedometer, thrust and velocity vector display

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1 MB free memory

Get it here for $14.95!

Palm OS Updated:

Pocket Tunes Deluxe

Hey, Normsoft has updated its Pocket Tunes Deluxe to version 5.0!

Pocket Tunes is the easiest-to-use feature-rich music player for smartphones and PDAs. Try it today to find out why hundreds of thousands of customers love it! Play music, podcasts, and audio books from your collection, or subscribe to an online music service to gain access to millions of unique songs! With Pocket Tunes Deluxe, you can even listen to Internet radio or download podcasts anywhere that you have wireless Internet access.

Note: Online music store access requires Pocket Tunes Deluxe and a paid subscription to one of many compatible music services. Listening to Internet radio and downloading podcasts may incur data usage charges; please check your wireless data plan before using this feature.

New in 5.0:

  • Download podcasts directly to your phone/PDA. Pocket Tunes now includes a constantly-growing catalog of over 1,000 podcasts that you can subscribe to, or you can add your own favorites. Download podcasts automatically each night, and automatically delete them when you're done listening.
  • Listen to Internet radio broadcast using WMA. Pocket Tunes 5.0 now supports most WMA-format radio stations, giving you a much wider choice when it comes to your favorite music. The built-in catalog will be continually updated to include the most popular stations in any supported format.
  • Sync your iTunes playlists with your Windows Mobile or Palm OS device. Automatically or manually synchronize your music and playlists from iTunes on your PC or Mac. Pocket Tunes supports all unprotected music files in your iTunes library. Of the music you have purchased music from the iTunes store, Pocket Tunes will only play iTunes Plus tracks.
  • Support for Last.fm. Every time you listen to a song on your Palm OS smartphone using Pocket Tunes Deluxe 5.0, this gets tracked to your Last.fm music profile - it's called scrobbling. Based on this profile, Last.fm creates customized radio stations of music you'll like. Plus, Last.fm also uses your music profile to give you: New music to listen to, Concert listings in your area, Music videos, Free downloads, Neighbors (people who like the same music you do), Charts based on your listening history.
  • Remember your last position for all audio books and podcasts. Pocket Tunes now automatically remembers your listening position for all audiobooks and podcasts so you never lose your place, even if you listen to something else for a while.


  • Hundreds of preset Internet Radio stations. Pocket Tunes includes a huge catalog of the most popular Internet Radio stations available.
    • View the album art for your tunes. When you play music that has album art attached to it, Pocket Tunes will show it to you.
    • Support for AAC and aacPlus files and Internet Radio. Take advantage of the latest and highest quality music format, aacPlus, for CD-quality Internet Radio and ultra-small hi-fi music files.
  • Access millions of songs and audio books from popular online music stores. Pocket Tunes Deluxe supports all music stores that use Microsoft's Janus technology**. Look for stores with the PlaysForSure logo.
  • Listen to Internet radio. With Pocket Tunes Deluxe, you can tune into hundreds of ShoutCast, Live365, and many other radio stations on devices with built-in wireless connectivity.
  • Keep your music synchronized with what's on your PC. Pocket Tunes integrates with iTunes, Windows Media Player, Real Rhapsody, and many other music players on your PC to allow you to quickly and easily copy music to your device.
  • Find music quickly, auto-sorted by album, artist, and genre. Pocket Tunes sorts your music by album, artist, genre, and playlist to allow you to quickly find what you're in the mood for.
  • Broad range of supported music files. Pocket Tunes plays MP3, AAC, aacPlus, WMA, WMDRM (Janus), PCM WAV, and Ogg Vorbis files.
  • Use your phone or PDA normally while music is playing. You're free to run any other application on your device while playing music or listening to Internet radio.
  • Personalize Pocket Tunes. Choose from dozens of skins to make Pocket Tunes your own.
  • Fine tune your music. With features like crossfade, gapless playback, a high-fidelity equalizer, high quality volume boost, and many more, Pocket Tunes allows you unprecedented control over your music listening experience.
  • Listen to audio books. Pocket Tunes provides unique features (like bookmarks and auto-bookmarks) to make it a powerful companion when listening to books on the go.
  • Tons of playback options. Configure Pocket Tunes to start playing on startup, stop playing after a certain period of inactivity, stop playing on low battery, and more.

Get this feature-PACKED program here for $37.95!!

You can also get the toned-down version, Pocket Tunes, here for $19.95! (For even more great features like radio, podcasting, wma, aac, and aacPlus get Pocket Tunes Deluxe instead.)

Card Reader

Mobile Stream has updated its Card Reader to version 1.09!

Card Reader allows to use Palm-powered handhelds as an ordinary USB or Bluetooth card reader for quick and easy file exchange. It has the unique ability to export the card in the background mode allowing you e.g. to transfer MP3s simultaneously with web browsing.


  • Great transfer speed
  • Background operation support
  • Ability to export multiple slots at the same time
  • Experimental Bluetooth FTP support
  • Small memory footprint (60KB)

I'm liking what I'm reading! How many times have you fussed over trying to retrieve files from your Palm device? With the ability to use your Palm device as an ordinary USB or Bluetooth card reader, it should be a LOT more simple to read/write to/from your storage card. The added bonus of exporting the card in the background mode is even nicer - as I hate just sitting and watching file transfers, hehe.

Get it here for $11.95!

Finance Genius

Srdan Suka has updated his Finance Genius to version 2.05.

Finance Genius is a powerful financial calculator. Calculates Compound Interest, Continuous Compounding, Present Value / Rate of Return, Composite Investments, Bond Yield, Annuity, Mortgage, Currency, Stock Symbol Watch etc.


  • Finance
    • Compound Interest
    • Continuous Compounding
    • Present Value / Rate of Return
    • Composite Investments
    • Bond Yield
    • Annuity
    • Mortgage
    • Basic Investment(Growth and Contributions)
    • Stock Valuation based on Earnings
  • Valuation
    • Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) Calculator
    • Price to Earnings(P/E) Ratio
    • Price to Sales(P/S) Ratio
    • PEG Ratio
    • Graham-Style Formula
    • Buffett's Value Formula
    • Capital Asset Pricing Model(CAPM) Calculator
  • Economy
    • Building Portfolios - Annualized Returns
    • Inflation Calculator
    • Annualized Inflation Rate
    • Building Portfolios - The Total Stock Market Small Value
    • Building Portfolios - Asset Allocation with the Sharpe Ratio
    • CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate of the Stock Marke: Annualized Returns of the S&P 500
    • Rule of 72
    • Investment Volatility - Standard Deviation
  • Tax
    • Tax Brackets (Federal Income Tax) 2000 through 2008
    • Income Tax Calculator
    • Capital Gains Tax Rate Calculator
  • Calculators
    • Tip Calculator
    • Sales Tax Calculator
    • Savings Estimator
    • Money Counter
    • Car Loan Finance Calculator
    • Stock Price Calculator
    • Currency Converter
    • Stock Symbol Watch

Get it here for $19.95!

Oops! Looks like Bad Luck tried to slip one by us again this Friday the 13th! AAArgh! Watch out for that black cat, don't go under that ladder, and don't step on the cracks!! Well, it would actually be just about impossible to not step on any of those cracks, now wouldn't it? LOL!

DVD Catalyst

A3VS has udpated their DVD Catalyst to version 3.76.4!

DVD Catalyst 3 is the most feature-rich all-in-one application for converting DVD and Video content to almost any portable video player device! Take your favorite movies and TV shows with you, without having to purchase them again through an online store! DVD Catalyst 3 converts Movie DVDs, TV episode DVDs and almost any video file (AVI, DIVX, XVID, MPEG, MKV etc) to a format that can be played on your iPod, iPhone, PocketPC, HandheldPC, Laptop, XBOX, PS3 and more. Unlike similar products, there is no need to install additional software! DVD Catalyst 3 works on Windows 2000,XP,2003 and Vista, and includes all that is needed to work. No compatibility issues or the need to install additional codecs. It includes support for all devices, so there is no need to puchase additional products for a different device.

DVD Catalyst 3 offers many features not found anywhere else, including 0-click conversions, automatic batching of multiple DVDs, video files, and even devices (convert movies for more than a single device with a single click)!


  • Convert TV & Movie DVDs as well as video files to play on video devices such as iPhone, iPod, PocketPC, Smartphone, PSP, XBOX, Zen, Zune etc.
  • Works with multi-angle DVDs
  • Offers scene-selection as well as scene-based file splitting
  • Include subtitles, manually or automatically
  • Can include Closed Captions
  • Automatically remove black bars to play full-screen on your player
  • Freely adjustable quality, audio, video, framerate, brightness, contrast, volume
  • Easy to use, simple 1-click interface. select your device, insert dvd, click go
  • All the options you want, and more. 0-click fully automatic mode, monitor folders, drag&drop, auto-detect/eject DVDs etc
  • Transparent batching. Convert multiple DVDs and/or video files with a single click.
  • Multi-device. Add different devices to a profile, and everything will be converted for all devices
  • Unrestricted 7-day trial. No limitations.
  • Detailed 80 page manual included
  • NEW: Faster DVD conversions.

Fellow writer Andre Kibbe recently reviewed DVD Catalyst 3.2 and really takes us through the in's and out's of the program. You should hop on over and read his review if using an easy-to-use converter is what you're looking for!!

Get this awesome program here for $18.95!!

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